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ACHERON torpedo boats (2, 1879)


Ships


Names Builders Completed Losses Transfers Discarded

New South Wales, 1901- RAN:

Acheron, later- Jenner

Avernus

Atlas, Sydney, Australia: Acheron, Avernus

1879: Acheron, Avernus

none

none

1902: Jenner, Avernus



Technical data


Displacement normal, t

16

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

23.8

Breadth, m

3.05

Draught, m0.91
No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.200
Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 spar torpedo

Complement

9



Ship project history


This pair was the only TBs built not in Europe or America.

Modernizations


1887, both: - spar torpedo; + 2 - 356 TC

Naval service


Acheron was subsequently transferred to New South Wales quarantine service and renamed Jenner.